Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life

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Allyn & Bacon, 2000 - Psychiatry - 718 pages
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The eleventh edition of Abnormal Psychology and Modern life retains it's focus on the authoritative overview of contemporary and classic research within a more accessible framework. Features supporting this aim include upstaed research, intergrated mulitcultual and cross-cultural research, accessible organization, highlight sections, unresolved issues sections and case studies. *Expanded research with a focus on biological and cultural influences on psychological disorders including over 1500 new references. A detailed list of new research in each chapter can be found in the texts Preface. *Integrated multicultural and cross-cultural research in each chapter includes coverage of sociocultural causal factors in Chapter 3, cross-cultural differences in depressive symptoms in Chapter 6, sociocultural factors in alcohol abuse and dependence in Chapter 10, and psychotherapy and multiculturalism in Chapter 17, highlighting the important issue of racial/ethnic mismatches between therapist and client. *Highlight: Modern Life sections apply research to students everyday lives and make research more accessible. Highlight: Cutting Edge sections feature research methodology and recent findings

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The Extent of Abnormal Behavior
The Orientation of this Book
The Biological Viewpoints

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Robert C. Carson is professor of psychology at Duke University. He is the author of numerous works including Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life, The December Syndrome, and Introduction to Behavioral Science in Medicine.

Butcher-Prof of psychology, Univ of Minnesota

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